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ERIC Number: EJ762831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Southern (In)hospitality
Hamilton, Kendra
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v22 n22 p26-27 Dec 2005
This article presents the results of "The Status of Race Equity and Diversity in Public Higher Education in the South," an analysis of trends in admissions, enrollment and completion at public colleges and universities in the 19 Southern and border states that maintained segregated systems of higher education in 1954. While work on the project won't be complete until June, the early findings of the study are far from good. Indeed, the verdict of the study appears to be that, despite 40 years of oversight under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Higher Education Act and the federal courts, higher education in the South is still separate and still unequal. While the 19 states in question account for 41 percent of all college students and 59 percent of all Black college students, the study points out that in only one state--West Virginia--have predominately White four-year schools achieved equity in Black enrollments. The researchers found, to their chagrin, that there was a significant "disconnect" between perceptions about race equity and the realities that their work has uncovered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia